The Rock Hostel is a hostel with a friendly and cozy atmosphere, located in the old town of Matera in a “lamione”, a typical restored old farmer house, built with the local limestone rock in the 19th century. For many centuries, travellers who were getting to the Sassi (Matera’s old town), after their long trip, they used to ask for accomodation to the farmers on the way, on the current road of our hostel, and their requests were always willingly accepted.
Now as then, The Rock Hostel hosts everyone getting to Matera for the first time, from every part of the world, but then they fall in love with Matera and come back again. Our hostel is ideal for visitors but it is perfect also for those who are in Matera for work and prefer an easygoing, relaxed and social experience.
We have a total of 20 beds: two dorm-rooms with 4 bunk-beds and one dorm-room with 2 bunk-beds, and free WiFi everywhere in the hostel. Every room is soundproof and is equipped with private bathrooms, big lockers, new and comfortable mattresses, linen, individual reading lamp and electric kettle, desk, hair dryer on request, and much more.
There is a common area with tv, kitchen with kitchenware and stovetop, tea/coffee maker, microwave, fridge, books, sofas, luggage storage, tours desk, coin-laundry and much more.
An ideal location: The Rock Hostel is only 2 minutes walking-distance from Sassi, 4 minutes walking distance from the main square with active nightlife, and only 7 minutes walking distance from Matera central train and bus station, where you can get the shuttles to Bari airport as well. Around the hostel there are shops, bars, bakeries, ATM, fruit stand, farmacy, supermarkets, pizzerias and restaurants.